Obituaries 04-29-2015

William ‘Willy’ Gleeson,III

Auto Mechanic for Phil Romano Trucking

William J. “Willy” Gleeson, III passed away unexpectedly in East Boston on April 26.

Born and raised in East Boston, Will attended Boston Public Schools and was a graduate of Madison Park Vocational & Technical High School, Class of 2009. Shortly after graduating, Willy began working as an auto mechanic mastering his trade. He was a mechanic for Phil Romano Trucking in East Boston. The devoted father of Kourtney R. Gleeson and husband of Kristie A. (Sanseverino) Gleeson, he was the cherished son of William J. Gleeson, Jr. of East Boston and Lisa M. DiMauro of Farmington, NH; beloved grandson of William J. Gleeson, Sr. and Josephine M. “Joanne” (Russo) Gleeson of East Boston and Sebastian and Rose M. DiMauro of Deltona, FL; dear brother of Chenelle M. Gleeson and her fiancée, Jeff Doucette of Everett, Alise M. Niolet and her husband, Marcus of Concord, NH and Serina DiSciscio of Farmington, NH. He is also lovingly surived by his niece, Luciana Niolet, his in-laws; Louis and Julie (Pari) Sanseverino of East Boston. He was the dear brother in law of Louis, Kayla and Brianna Sanseverino, all of East Boston and is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, May 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere. A funeral will be conducted from the funeral home at 7 p.m. Interment will be private. Remembrances in his memory may be made to a charity of your choice. For more information, please visit

Dennis Boseman

Active in church and community

Dennis P. Boseman died on April 26 after a long illness.

Very active in his church and community, he was loved by all who knew him. Dennis was a member of Grace Church for 40 years and ran the Food Pantry there for 15 years. He also represented the church as a member of Kiwanis Club.

He was the beloved son of the late Anita (Vita) and James Boseman; dear brother of James and Cynthia of East Boston and Rosalie and her husband, David Moretti of Beverly; devoted uncle of Sophie Moretti of Beverly and is also survived by many loving cousins and friends.

 A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. in The Grace Federated Church, 760 Saratoga St., East Boston. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to The Grace Federated Church would be appreciated. Arrangements are by the Magrath Funeral Home, East Boston.

Maria Mancini

Longtime clothing industry stitcher

Maria C. (Ferrelli) Mancini of Revere, formerly of Everett , died on April 26.

Born in Prezza Italy, the daughter of the late Panfilo and Anita (Forgione) Ferrelli, Mrs. Mancini immigrated to the United States with her husband and children in 1966, settling in East Boston briefly before moving to Everett to raise her family. Then, in the mid 90’s, they moved to Revere. She worked for many years in the clothing industry as a stitcher.

The beloved wife of Primo Mancini, she was the devoted mother of Frank Mancini and his wife, Diana of Middleton and Patricia Pagliuca and her husband, Peter of East Boston; loving grandmother of Jacqueline Mancini, Anthony Mancini and Peter Pagliuca; dear sister of John Ferrelli and his wife, Shirley of Saugus and Paul Ferrelli and his wife, Linda of Litchfield, NH and cherished aunt of Debbie, John Jr., Michael, Luigi, Gianluca and Franco.

Her Funeral will be held from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St., Revere on Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St Anthony’s Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. For guest book please visit www.

Antonietta DiCostanzo

Of Revere, formerly of East Boston

Antonietta (DiCostanzo) DiCostanzo of Revere, formerly of East Boston and Barano Ischia Italy, passed away April 22 at the Mass General Hospital surrounded by her sons.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ruggiero DiCostanzo with whom she shared 47 years of marriage; loving mother of Giorgio DiCostanzo of Lynn, Giovanni DiCostanzo and his wife, Cynthia of Revere, Mario DiCostanzo and his wife, Teresa and Antonio DiCostanzo and his wife Petra, all of Nahant and Silvano DiCostanzo and his wife, Barbara of Marblehead; dear sister of the late Maria and Giusepina Florio, Emilia Iacono, Nunzia DiScala and Domenico and Francesco DiCostanzo; cherished grandmother of Steffany, Cristina, Giorgio Jr., Giancarlo, Natasha, David, Leonardo, Ruggiero, Katia and Daniela DiCostanzo and fond aunt of Gabi and Brigida (Iacono) Zambrano and Emilia (Zambrano) Iacono.

Funeral arrangements were by Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, Revere.  Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  For guestbook and directions:


Henry Festa

Of East Boston

Henry Festa of East Boston passed away on April 25.

He was the beloved companion of Phyllis Glazier of Winthrop; loving father of Domenic Festa and his wife, Carla Buonopane-Festa and Lisa Buonopane and her husband, Eric, all of East Boston and Eric Festa and his wife, Diana of Winthrop; dear brother of the late Domenic, Guido and Josephine and is also survived by six loving grandchildren: Nathan, Ryan, Nicholas, Skyla, Sophia and Olivia and by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated on Saturday, May 2 at St. Joseph- t.Lazarus Church, 59 Ashley St., East Boston at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donation’s in Henry’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Committal will be private. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of of the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston. For more information, visit:

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